Kick-start your career as a beauty therapist, from home!
Beauty Therapy is a huge industry and has become a popular career choice for both women and men in recent years. Beauty therapists can work in salons, therapy centres or spas. They may also work independently, giving beauty treatments to clients at home.
As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in beauty therapy, this course is ideal for:
Those aspiring to achieve a career as a beauty therapist, but want to make sure it’s right for them
Those that want to develop their knowledge in beauty therapy
Students who are planning to study further qualifications
Those that want to progress in their current career
This course enables you to:
Know how to apply various beauty treatments including facials, manicure and pedicures, eyelashes and eyebrows and waxing
Gain an introduction into make-up
Understand the health and safety risks within various workplaces
Study from home, at your own pace
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.
Unit 1: Health and safety
Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in your work place
Reduce the risks to health and safety in the work place
Know and understand how to make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
Identify ways to improve personal performance at work
Work effectively as part of a team
Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
Unit 2: Customer service
Identify and promote additional services or products that are available
Know the relevant legislations for the sale of goods
Maintain a successful reception area
Deal with enquires
Unit 3: Facial skin care treatment
Work safely and effectively in line with current practice when providing a facial treatment
Understand organisation and legal requirements
Perform client consultation and treatment plans
Understand anatomy and physiology relevant to facial treatments
Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
Know facial care techniques, products and planning
Provide aftercare advice to clients for facial care treatments
Identify various skin types
Understand the benefits of facial massage and the techniques used
Unit 4: Manicure and pedicure services
Work safely and hygienically when providing manicure and pedicure treatments
Perform an effective client consultation
Understand contraindications and how they make restrict or prevent a treatment
Understand the anatomy and physiology that relates to manicure and pedicure
Understand manicure and pedicure services, techniques and products
Provide aftercare advice to clients
Unit 5: Eyelashes and eyebrows
Perform a consultation and plan the treatment
Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict the treatment
Know the equipment, materials and products
Have the underpinning knowledge to perform an eyebrow shape, eyelash tint and eyebrow tint
Give aftercare advice for eye treatments
Unit 6: Waxing
Work safely and effectively when providing waxing
Conduct a consultation, plan and prepare the treatment
Understand contraindication that may prevent or restrict the treatment
Know equipment, procedures and techniques for the various forms of hair removal, including the benefits and disadvantages of each
Understand the importance of waxing aftercare
Unit 7: An introduction to make up
Know the organisational and legal requirements related to makeup
Work safely and effectively when providing makeup
Conduct an effective consultation and plan for makeup application
Know anatomy and physiology relating to makeup
Know contraindications that may prevent or restrict makeup application
Understand how to apply products and their uses
This course is assessed by a series of written assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required for this course.
Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have 12 months to complete your studies. This course will take you approximately 80 hours and will allow you to study at your own pace and in your own time, without the pressure of tight deadlines. This means that learning around your other commitments is stress-free and convenient.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive personal tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.
The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.
ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.
course questions & answers
What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
What is included in the cost of the course?
Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
*Comprehensive study guide
*Exclusive Open Study College Pen
*Student study planner
*Three colour highlighter
FREE Beauty Kit including:
Mask removing sponges
* Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?
No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.
Are there any additional costs?
No, everything you need is included in the price!
How do I get my work assessed?
You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 2 certification in Beauty Therapy.
What happens if I lose my course pack?
We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.
"I am finding the Beauty Therapy Level 2 Course very interesting"
- Veronica Willcocks, Ivybridge
I am finding the Beauty Therapy Level 2 Course very interesting. I have almost finished the first unit looking forward to starting the 2nd unit on customer service.
"Everything is super flexible"
- Jessica Santana, Lowestoft
I'm absolutely loving studying with Open Study College. Everything is super flexible. I'm a mum so I don't have time to go to college and it would be a struggle with child care. With Open Study College, I can study whenever my child naps or even at night when my child is asleep so I don't miss out on important milestone my child reaches but I'm still able to continue with my studies. Most important of all, I'm so happy I'm finally being able to study the course that will allow me to do something I love in the very near future.
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